Recharging socialism: Bulgarian socialist monuments in the 21st century
Oživljavanje socijalizma: Bugarski socijalistički spomenici u 21. stoljeću

Aneta Vasileva, Emilia Kaleva
2017 Studia Ethnologica Croatica  
RECHARGING SOCIALISM: BULGARIAN SOCIALIST MONUMENTS IN THE 21 ST CENTURY This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. Bulgarian socialist architecture, and particularly its controversial monuments, have recently become the object of various informal actions, debates and interventions which provoke continuous social reactions and inspire spectacular newspaper front pages. It appears that such monuments have infinite potential
more » ... nfinite potential for dividing people, not only on political, but also on aesthetical or emotional bases. Nowadays in particular, the monuments have even greater social importance as the keepers of dissonant public memory, while their public appreciation reflects different posttotalitarian processes in Bulgarian postsocialist society.
doi:10.17234/sec.29.5 fatcat:dnceelkc5fbnpkowtfqloa4miy